New York Times, Thursday, March 21, 2002

Author: Patrick Berry
Editor: Will Shortz
Patrick Berry
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Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37 Missing: {EIJOQUVXYZ} This is puzzle # 28 for Mr. Berry. NYT links: Across Lite

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JimH notes: A is the only vowel used in the entire grid. There are, amazingly, 69 of them!
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A
2
S
3
F
4
A
5
R
6
A
7
S
8
M
9
A
10
R
11
A
12
C
13
A
14
M
A
R
S
A
L
A
15
A
D
A
M
A
N
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T
17
A
G
A
K
H
A
N
18
S
A
N
T
A
N
A
19
N
A
N
A
S
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D
21
R
A
M
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S
N
A
P
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A
S
S
N
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B
A
L
S
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A
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T
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A
28
M
A
R
A
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B
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A
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N
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N
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S
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S
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P
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A
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M
A
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A
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M
A
S
A
D
A
39
C
A
T
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W
A
L
K
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B
A
C
K
B
A
R
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A
R
R
A
N
T
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B
A
M
A
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S
K
A
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B
R
A
N
D
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C
A
S
A
B
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A
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A
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T
L
A
S
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S
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W
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A
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G
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G
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A
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L
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A
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H
A
S
P
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P
L
A
T
H
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A
L
A
S
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K
A
N
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A
63
T
L
A
N
T
A
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G
A
S
T
A
N
K
65
R
W
A
N
D
A
N
66
S
H
A
N
K
S
67
T
A
N
T
A
R
A
© 2002, The New York Times
Across Down
1. To the extent that : ASFARAS
8. Pebble-filled gourd : MARACA
14. Sweet, dark wine : MARSALA
15. Inflexible : ADAMANT
17. Spiritual leader of the Isma'ili Muslims : AGAKHAN
18. Rock band with a record-tying eight Grammys in 1999 : SANTANA
19. Some babysitters : NANAS
20. 1/8 of a fluid ounce : DRAM
22. Suddenly lose it : SNAP
23. Org. : ASSN
24. Raft material : BALSA
26. Skier McKinney : TAMARA
29. Marriage announcement : BANNS
34. Place in which to luxuriate : SPA
37. "A ___ plan ..." : MANA
38. 1981 miniseries set in ancient Israel : MASADA
39. Theater passage : CATWALK
41. Where bottles of alcohol sit : BACKBAR
42. Unmitigated : ARRANT
43. The Crimson Tide, familiarly : BAMA
44. Influence on 1980's pop : SKA
45. Clorox or Clorets : BRAND
46. Melon type : CASABA
48. Strong supporter? : ATLAS
50. Booty : SWAG
54. Fancy do : GALA
58. Fastener piece : HASP
59. "The Bell Jar" author : PLATH
60. Dogsled runner, maybe : ALASKAN
62. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace : ATLANTA
64. It's drained by traveling : GASTANK
65. Kigali resident : RWANDAN
66. Lower limbs : SHANKS
67. Trumpet blast : TANTARA
1. Appliance maker : AMANA
2. They may span generations : SAGAS
3. Portrait painter ___ Hals : FRANS
4. With suspicion : ASKANT
5. Cheers : RAHS
6. ___ fin (at last): Fr. : ALA
7. Danger for a riverboat : SANDBANK
8. "Mississippi ___" (1992 film) : MASALA
9. Portrait on an old 2¢ stamp : ADAMS
10. Succumbed to fear, maybe : RAN
11. Ledger entries: Abbr. : AMTS
12. James of Hollywood : CAAN
13. Tolstoy heroine : ANNA
16. Pick : TAP
21. ___ avis : RARA
25. Double platinum Genesis album of 1981 : ABACAB
27. Actress Plummer : AMANDA
28. Brewer's need : MALT
30. Cry (for) : ASK
31. Captures : NABS
32. Can. borderer : NDAK
33. ___ Lee : SARA
34. Healing sign : SCAB
35. One of Henry VIII's six : PARR
36. Name on a razor : ATRA
38. Doll's utterance : MAMA
40. Showing fatigue : WAN
41. One-fourth of a barbershop tune : BASSPART
43. Pastoral sounds : BAAS
46. Noises from a rattletrap : CLANKS
47. Obliquely : ASLANT
49. Acknowledge : THANK
51. Fish in a John Cleese film : WANDA
52. Perfume : ATTAR
53. Lake Volta's locale : GHANA
54. Funny bit : GAG
55. "What a pity!" : ALAS
56. Punishment for a pirate : LASH
57. Movie dog : ASTA
59. Builder's need : PLAN
61. Big 12 team: Abbr. : KAN
63. Old name in travel : TWA

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